On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (December 12) / Penguins Trivia

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2012 NHL LOCKOUT DAY 87
6 pre-season games and 36 regular-season games (42 total games)
of the 2012-13 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS season LOST

2009
the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Florida Panthers in overtime at the Mellon Arena in front of 16,977 fans by a score of 3-2;  Evgeni Malkin scored the game-winning goal (GWG) and earned the third star of the game while the first star of the game was given to Ruslan Fedotenko with a goal and +2 for the game

1998
 Alex Kovalev, Jaromir Jagr and Stu Barnes scored the fastest three goals in team history (1:39) in a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues in front of 19,291 in attendance at the Kiel Center

1992
Kevin Stevens earned his eighth hat trick against the New Jersey Devils Chris Terreri and lead the Penguins to a 6-5 win in overtime

1989
Rob Brown scored his fifth career hat trick against the Boston Bruins in a game the Penguins won by a score of 7-5

1986
Mario Lemieux earned his third hat trick and the Penguins established a record for power play goals in one game (6) against the Toronto Maple Leafs (the record was matched in November 2005 in a game against the Atlanta Thrashers)

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Which Pittsburgh Penguins player scored two goals in the team’s 3-2 victory against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at the Mellon Arena on May 28, 2008?

Find out tomorrow!

ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):

Phoenix Coyotes (on December 20, 2010 in a 6-1 win; he scored 2 goals and 3 assists)

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